Average Everyday Sane Psycho
I went to the Times Square "vigil" for MJ last night. You know it's serious when my lazy ass leaves the house at 11 p.m. It was really some people playing MJ songs and people dancing and everyone singing. I have no idea if the camera guys were with TV or not. Hopefully not, because I do not want to be on TV.

I am so sad about his passing. I really don't give a fuck what you think about him. You can keep that shit to yourself. He was there my entire life. My mother likes to talk about how, as soon as I could walk and talk, I was on the table dancing and singing Thriller. He was an amazing and influential artist, and music would not be the same if it weren't for him. And - yes - even a philanthropist. Like a friend on Facebook said, "[anything] else is between him and God."


This was actually when the cops started breaking the whole thing up. It's crappy cell phone camera quality, but hopefully you can see how many people were surrounding me.

The pictures are huge, and I have to bounce soon, so I'm not resizing.
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Current Location: new york, ny 10037
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Scream - Michael and Janet Jackson
Average Everyday Sane Psycho
11 January 2009 @ 03:40 pm
a.k.a The Creepy, Obsessed, Stalker Diaries

As you probably know this is only an unfinished draft of the book. The first 12 chapters leaked on the Internet and so SMeyer threw one of the best professional tantrums I have seen in awhile:

"If I tried to write Midnight Sun now, in my current frame of mind, James would probably win and all the Cullens would die, which wouldn't dovetail too well with the original story. In any case, I feel too sad about what has happened to continue working on Midnight Sun, and so it is on hold indefinitely."

"It's really complicated, because everyone now is in the driver's seat, where they can make judgment calls. [...] I do not feel alone with the manuscript. And I cannot write when I don't feel alone." She said that her goal was to go for around two years without hearing about Midnight Sun, and she thought that she would begin working on the novel again once she was sure that "everyone's forgotten about it."

This only proves how utterly stupid SMeyer really is. First of all, grow up. This happens, it really doesn't taint the rest of the damn manuscript mostly because the story is already written. We know what happens. There were no spoilers to be had out of this thing. Considering she brags about how it only took her three months to write Twilight, I'm surprised Midnight Sun wasn't done in two weeks anyway. Second, what on God's green earth makes her think that people are going to still care about this series in two and a half years when it's published? She truly hasn't been paying attention. If so she would see the mounting antagonism toward the series that has been building as its popularity grows, and she would see the massive backlash from Breaking Dawn that has turned many of her own fans against her.

So, here is my commentary on the first 12 chapters of Midnight Sun.

Why should I let some aggravating and delicious nobody ruin that?Collapse )
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
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03 January 2009 @ 01:37 am
I'm really torn on this one guys. It's every bit as ridiculous as you've heard, and yet I liked it more than the others combined. I R CR8ZY!!! For some reason there seems to be less commentary, but a longer explanation/review at the end. Fair warning: I think there is a lot more profanity in this review.

I thought I was done and got so excited...and then I remembered Midnight Sun...Collapse )
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Golden Girls
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29 December 2008 @ 06:35 pm
God this book sucked. It kind of gets sparse here and there, once I realized that I had copied nearly half of the first chapter I decided to pull way the hell back. I added some visuals since this book is fucking boring.

Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: News
Average Everyday Sane Psycho

Just saw the movie (no, seriously, I did NOT pay for it). And it was everything I hoped it would be! It was so funny my stomach was hurting by the time we left.

"Sup, Roy Orbison? Seriously, what was with those sunglasses, Edward?Collapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Iron Chef America
Average Everyday Sane Psycho
25 December 2008 @ 02:35 pm
Yep, I'm doing one of these for each of them. If I have to be inexplicably obsessed with getting through this crap, you have to suffer too.

I still watch Grey"s Anatomy, and I have NO idea why...is this really a surprise?Collapse )
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Mythbusters
Average Everyday Sane Psycho
21 December 2008 @ 02:46 am
...for when you"re having a pretty severe law school mental breakdown...Collapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Mythbusters
Average Everyday Sane Psycho
Okay, I think I'm ready to review it now.

When all is said and done...Collapse )

ETA Thoughts: HereCollapse ) Updated 1352, 26 July
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Average Everyday Sane Psycho
21 November 2005 @ 07:52 pm
I'm going to post this for the class now, because I’ve been getting crap about it from all sides for over a year now.

I love the stories. The story is what keeps me reading the books. And unless we're talking porn, the story is what keeps a movie going. I don't need a whole lot of *flash* *flash* *bang* *bang* to be interested. So when the story of a book is entirely desecrated for the action and flashy elements, it bugs me.

I'm sick of people talking down to me or acting as if I'm some unintelligent twit who deserves snide comments just because I believe that if you're adapting a book to a movie you need to be faithful to the story. I'm quite aware that you cannot word for word transcribe a 200+ page book to screen. It's not possible. However there are ways to adequately translate a book so that the movie is a truthful representation or at the very least, very close (i.e. - the first two movies). I was able to enjoy SS and CoS and relax on the things that were missing or the things that really wouldn't have taken much more time and energy to do right in the first place with those two because the stories were pretty much the same. All of a sudden in PoA Kloves and Cucukaroo decided that the story wasn't compelling enough as is? Or somehow didn't move the story forward properly? What they did, to my favorite book no less, was inexcusable. What I truly find amazing is that I've read PoA many, many times and I read my favorite scenes aloud a lot, add to that the fact that I have the book on my iPod. And, for instance, the Shrieking Shack scene reads -- at a moderate pace -- about the same amount of time as the scene in the movie. I know for a fact I'm not the only one who knows this.

I've seen movies recently where they took a small part of the plot and made that the focal point of the movie and then pulled some other plot situations out of their ass when the original plot was A LOT more compelling (i.e. - The Bourne Identity). I really don't like it in any situation. And when it is something like HP where so many people have fallen in love with the story, you should feel an obligation to be faithful to it. Not to make a movie name for your self above all else. God and it takes like 2 minutes to read each of the damn books, so I really have no tolerance for "well, no I haven't read the books." Don't be so damn lazy. Shit. And you especially have no right to get on my case for my feelings on the matter.

For the record I also loathe when movies, shows, etc. are "based on a true story" but there is barely any truth as to what actually happened in the movie. It drives me crazy. So much so that I wrote an A paper on it for a communications ethics class in college.

Finally, SO many people agreed with what I said about PoA and were saying the same things themselves that I don't think it was out of the realm of feasibility to expect that there would be other people just as anti-GoF as I am. I really wasn't expecting so many of the faithful readers to accept GoF with open arms. My bad.

I did go see Walk the Line yesterday. I thought it was very good. The acting was superb and I was really impressed with Reese Witherspoon's voice. Joaquin's as well, definitely, but I was sort of blown away by her talent because she made such a big deal about how much she was scared to take the role. I thought it was going to be another Renee Zellwegger thing.

Wednesday is a half-day at work! That means RENT in the middle of the day! SQUEE!!!!!

Not so squee is the fact that I gave up my bi-weekly day off on Dec. 9th for an external assignment at work and that's the day Brokeback Mountain comes out!!!!! I'm so upset! I would have been like the first person in the theater that morning! I'm going to have to get up all early on Saturday to go see it. I can't wait; I've been waiting for BBM for so damn long that I'm actually more excited about it coming out than I am RENT!

Anxious SQUEE them both!!!!
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Jeopardy!